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  • Posted: Jun 7, 2023
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    Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy nonprofit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications, ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the wor...
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    About The Job

    Summary

    • IPA’s country office in Ghana is looking to bring on board an intern  to work closely with the Research Manager and a research team to provide support on a newly launched research project.

    Responsibilities:

    • At IPA we are committed to improving lives through research and evidence. We are proud to welcome interns year round to help support our mission. 
    • This internship program is an opportunity for students and recent graduates like you to gain hands-on professional experience in a truly global organization. 
    • In addition to gaining real world experience, you will be exposed to several of IPA’s teams and be able to take advantage of tailored training and development opportunities. 

    As an intern, here are some tasks and activities that you can look forward to:

    • Liaising with the project team running evaluations and collaborating with them including occasional travel to research field sites for monitoring fieldwork and advising on quality control of data collection practices.
    • Working with the project team to write field data collection reports for donors.
    • Developing robust sector literature reviews and notes through desk research and stakeholder interviews. Scoping new research topics, including possible field work (for in person interns) and stakeholder meetings Developing technical narratives and budgets for grant proposals. 
    • Supporting the administrative and organizational functions of the PD team, including entering records into Salesforce, tracking the status of proposals, finding new funding opportunities, researching donors, taking notes at meetings, developing new tools/systems for a more efficient workflow.
    • Working with data sets, preparing and running codes for data cleaning and/or management using STATA when necessary

    Qualifications:

    • Prefer candidates who are currently pursuing or completing a Master’s Degree in Economics, International development, Public policy, or other related fields; will consider strong candidates in their final year undergraduate programs with previous experience in data management
    • Experience with STATA or other statistical software is a plus
    • Experience with SQL Server, JAVA and other programming languages
    • Takes initiative, resourceful, and detail-oriented, with excellent organizational skills
    • Ability to cross-check one’s own work and respond to critical feedback
    • Consistently make decisions that resolve programming related problems;
    • Be organized, thorough, and have great attention to detail
    • Eager to learn, and gain experience in a fast-paced organization
    • Familiar with randomized controlled trials

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) on poverty-action.org to apply

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